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The partners are broadening their collaboration to bring point-of-care TB diagnostics to all levels of the health system in low- and middle-income countries.

The agency will fund projects identifying and/or validating non-sputum biomarkers of TB disease in children, particularly those under five.

In PLOS this week: gene expression profiles of gestation in pigs, genomic comparison of Mycobacterium bovis and M. caprae, and more.

In PLOS this week: recombination density-based method for calibrating human mutation rates, pathogen-typing approach using solid-state nanopores, and more.

Adjusted revenues grew 2 percent year over year, highlighted by growth in the company's QuantiFERON-TB test and an expansion of pharma partnerships for companion diagnostics.

In PNAS this week: genome and transcriptome of the Asian tiger mosquito, TB diversity and virulence in Inuit populations, and more.

Genome sequence data revealed a single Mycobacterium tuberculosis introduction to northern Quebec in the early 20th century, without a subsequent rise in virulence.

The database of genotype, phenotype, and clinical data from multi-drug resistant TB cases may support improved diagnostic development and clinical decision making.

The test runs on the firm's m2000 PCR platform and is the first on the market to assess resistance to both rifampin and isoniazid.

Trace Their Path

Genome sequencing is a new tool in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria, writes Lara Marks at The Conversation.

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At the Lancet, more than two dozen public health researchers condemn the conspiracy theories that have emerged surrounding the source of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Washington Post reports that Philip Leder, who helped uncover how DNA codes for proteins and studied the role of genes in cancer, has died.

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin and the University of Pittsburgh look into how often de novo genes arise and how important they may be.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline for genotyping Alu retrotransposon mobile element insertions, previously undocumented non-coding RNAs, and more.